An FDA advisory panel voted to increase controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, such as this generic version of Vicodin. Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press hide caption

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To Fight Addiction, FDA Advisers Endorse Limits On Vicodin

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Carolyn Tuft and her daughter Kirsten (seen here in 2005) were the victims of a shooting at a Salt Lake City mall in 2007. Kirsten was one of five bystanders killed, and Carolyn was left in severe pain. Courtesy of Carolyn Tuft hide caption

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Painkiller Paradox: Feds Struggle To Control Drugs That Help And Harm

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Sonia Despiar, right, a nurse with Gouverneur Healthcare Services, injects Imelda Silva with flu vaccine on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in New York. At least 10 elderly people and two children in New York have died from the flu and hospitalizations are climbing as the illness hits every county in the state. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Registered nurse Michelle Newbury and physician assistant Scott Fillman see patients Thursday in a tent set up for people with flu symptoms, just outside the emergency entrance at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Wake-Up Call: FDA Pushes Drugmakers To Weaken Sleeping Pills

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Shea Catlin, a nurse practitioner, doses out flu vaccine to give a shot at a CVS Minute Clinic in Arlington, Va., on Jan. 3. Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times/Landov hide caption

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Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu?

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Secretary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

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The number of new drug shortages each year in the U.S., from 2001 through Dec. 21, 2012. University of Utah hide caption

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How A Drug Shortage Hiked Relapse Risks For Lymphoma Patients

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Doctors use tissue slides like this one of the ovary's outer cortex to confirm a woman's ovarian reserve. It's also the the ovary tissue that's removed in an ovarian transplant. Courtesy of the Infertility Center of St. Louis hide caption

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Chance To Pause Biological Clock With Ovarian Transplant Stirs Debate

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When researchers looked at the genetic sequences of 179 individuals, they found far more defects in the patterns of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs than they expected. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Perfection Is Skin Deep: Everyone Has Flawed Genes

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By sequencing a newborn's genome, doctors could screen for more genetic conditions. But parents could be confronted with confusing or ambiguous data about their baby's health. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Genome Sequencing For Babies Brings Knowledge And Conflicts

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New England Compounding Center co-owner Barry Cadden went to Capitol Hill for a congressional hearing Wednesday on the fungal meningitis outbreak. Choosing to take the Fifth Amendment, Cadden did not testify. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Lawmakers Clash With FDA Over Meningitis Outbreak

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People look at homes and businesses destroyed during Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday in the Rockaway section of Queens, N.Y. Spencer Plat/Getty Images hide caption

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Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats

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A Dare County utility worker checks on conditions along a flooded Ride Lane in Kitty Hawk, N.C., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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The Science Of Why Sandy Is Such A Dangerous Storm

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